A pervert who groomed two underage girls for sexual activities was told his sentencing has been delayed to get married and enjoy his honeymoon.
The alleged suspect David Smith, 30, met the young girls, aged 12 and 13, at a swimming pool which he visited with his young son in the summer of 2013.
Smith, from Bedworth, Warwickshire, beseeched guilty for two counts of meeting a child succeeding sexual grooming during his appearance at Warwick Crown Court.
But instead of being given his punishment, his lawyer queried the judge to delay the sentencing for two months since Smith got married and went on a two-week holiday in October.
His lawyer Simon Hunka requested after asking for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report.
Hunka told the court, “He was 30 last week, and much in his life has changed. Mr. Smith is due to be married on the 31st of October, and has a honeymoon booked for two weeks.”
Moreover, the recorder Adrian Redgrave QC approved the request, which means Smith will now be able to wed his fiancée Kel.
Announcing his decision, the judge told Smith, “These offences are two years old at the moment. I can see no pressing reason why he should not be allowed to keep the date of his wedding and honeymoon.”
Smith had previously denied inciting a 13-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity. He also implored not guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in July or August 2013 and was due to go on trial this week.
However, on the day of his trial, prosecutor Graeme Simpson stated there were ‘evidential difficulties’ in relation to those two charges and asked for two substitute charges to be added to the accusation.
The charges plan that if he did intend to do the accusation, it would involve the commission of a child sex offence.